Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
These are the Fried Green Tomatoes right from the motion picture, "Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe". They are ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!
- 8 green tomatoes
- 5 cups canola oil or 6 cups vegetable oil
- 1 cup bacon drippings
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1⁄2 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon celery salt
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 pinch paprika
- While preparing the dipping process for the tomatoes, heat oil and bacon drippings in a large pot over medium heat until the oil reaches 350 degrees.
- You will need a slotted spoon to drop the tomatoes into the hot oil.
- De-core and cut the ends off the green tomatoes.
- Slice tomatoes into 1/2 inch thickness and set aside in a medium-sized bowl.
- In a small bowl, set aside only 1 1/2 cups of the flour.
- In a medium bowl, mix the milk and eggs to create an egg wash.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining flour, cornmeal and salt.
- Add celery salt, pepper, onion powder and paprika.
- This is the cornmeal breading mixture for the tomatoes.
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper to place the breaded tomatoes on after the final dredging.
- Begin the dipping process by dredging the tomatoes in the flour, then the egg wash, and finally through the cornmeal breading mixture.
- Repeat this process until all the tomatoes are breaded.
- Once the oil has reached 350 degrees, begin frying the tomatoes until golden brown on both sides.
- The tomatoes will float to the top when finished cooking.
- Drain on paper towels.
Delicious! This was my first foray into fried green tomatoes and it was delicious! I did not have bacon grease, so just fried in vegetable oil. I also didn't have onion powder, so I left that out. Served them with Vidalia Onion Dressing, which gave them an added deliciousness.
I made these right after I saw the movie from a recipe I made myself..very similar to this and also using bacon drippings..my family would line up with their plates, LOL
These were great. I haven't had these in years. I recommend that you at least try them. My 8 year old son even liked them....although hubby didn't care for them. I couldn't get my teens to try them. The only thing I changed was I fried them in half vegetable oil and half bacon drippings....I'm from the midwest.